An Introduction to MALA

Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA) is the leader in advocacy, education, and resources for providers of residential, assisted living, vocational and other community-based services. MALA is a nonprofit organization with 1,000 members providing services to over 37,000 persons throughout the state. These persons include older adults and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorders, traumatic brain injuries or physical disabilities.

The Association has grown dramatically since its inception in 1967. MALA is the state affiliate in Michigan for Argentum (formerly ALFA). Together, the state and national associations promote high quality services to persons with a broad range of needs.

MALA is governed by a volunteer board of directors representing the state on a regional basis. The Association's administrative staff is comprised of highly experienced personnel providing legal services, business consultation, quality assurance guidance and other valuable membership services.